fix freezing issues with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft does not yet fix issues, but its aware of issues and working to get a patch pushed out to those who have been affected. While there is not a proper fix available at the moment

Writing on Windows Answers, a Microsoft administrator said: “Microsoft has received a small number of reports of Windows 10 freezing after installing the Anniversary Update on systems with the operating system stored on a solid-state drive (SSD) and apps and data stored on a separate drive.  This issue does not occur when starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode. If you are experiencing this issue, we will be providing updates to this thread.”

A couple of workarounds are also suggested:

Method 1: Using the Recovery Console

  • Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power >Restart.
  • After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options >Go back to the previous build.  If you don’t see this option, try Method 2.

Method 2: Using the Settings app from Safe Mode

  • Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power >Restart.
  • After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  • After your PC restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select Update & security and then the Recovery tab.
  • Under “Go back to an earlier build”, click the Get started button and follow the instructions.

above methods will work pretty well if you upgraded to – Windows 10 Anniversary Update very recently

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